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I have a TextEdit node, and inside of it I've declared the _gui_input function. Upon typing anything in the text box, the keystroke is put through the function twice. For example:

func _gui_input(event):
    if event is InputEventKey:
        print(event.as_text())

will print out "s," and then "s" again, even if I've only hit the S key once. is_echo returns false on the original and duplicate event.

Is this intended behavior? I would imagine the input is only supposed to be registered once, which is what I want.

Godot version 3.2.3
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This is intended behavior because you're generating two key events: press and release. If you only want the keypress event, you need to add that to your condition:

func _gui_input(event):
    if event is InputEventKey and event.pressed:
        print(event.as_text())

More information:
https://docs.godotengine.org/en/stable/classes/class_inputeventkey.html

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Thank you very much. I don't know how I missed that.

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